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Terston’s was open Saturday, Aug. 8, with a tent outside for the Chamber of Commerce’s Shop Safe Summer Sale. Because of storm damage, only cash could be accepted. Photo by Lans Christensen

Summer sales, safely, in Kent

KENT — The Kent Chamber of Commerce and businesses in the village went ahead with the Shop Safe Summer Sale, which began over the weekend despite power outages caused by Isaias. The sales are scheduled to continue until Sunday, Aug.23. 

River rescue in problem area

KENT — An 18-year-old swimmer was rescued from the Housatonic River in Kent at an area that has become a popular swimming and picnic spot for out-of-town visitors.

Kent Volunteer Fire Dept. Assistant Chief Gary Hock was the incident commander for the call, which came in to 911 at about 3:25 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3.

Kent BOF spending plan

KENT — The Kent Board of Finance unanimously approved a total town budget for 2020-21 of $13,535,103 at a special meeting Tuesday, May 19. 

The total includes town government, Kent Center School and the town’s share of the Region One budget. 

The mill rate remains unchanged at 18.61. 

Many hiking trails to visit

KENT — One of the most popular outdoor recreation destinations in Kent opened again to the public on Sunday, May 17, at 9 a.m. 

Town officials hope you won’t go there. First Selectman Jean Speck sent out an email to town residents announcing the opening of the area around Bull’s Bridge.


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